About Science Olympiad

What is Science Olympiad?

Our mission:

To provide a fun, competitive platform for students to collaborate and deepen their STEM knowledge

Science Olympiad is an extracurricular endeavor offered to students from 3rd to 12th grade. Over the course of a season, teams prepare for competitions in a variety of STEM events, the topics of which rotate each year.

Students compete with partners and are collectively scored as teams from their schools. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, with a variety of events offered throughout the day. 

Georgia History

In 1985, Georgia was one of 17 states to participate in the first national Science Olympiad tournament, held at Michigan State University. West Fannin Junior High School (now Fanning County Middle School; Blue Ridge, GA) competed in Division B, and Lumpkin High School (Dahlonega, GA) competed in Division C. 


Today, Georgia has more than 3,000 students annually competing in Science Olympiad. Teams compete in invitationals locally and throughout the country. 


At the National tournament, Georgia has a proud history. JC Booth Middle School won the National Division B title eight times: 1996-2000, 2003-04, and 2006. They also placed in the top 5 teams nationally 11 times from 1992 to 2012.


Georgia regularly sends two competitive Division B teams and two Division C teams to the National tournament.

Past performance:

Georgia Science Olympiad Leadership

To contact the GASO leadership team, email director@georgiascioly.org